Phoenix Contact engineers shared their love of science with students this week. As part of the company’s National Engineers Week celebration, several engineers taught sixth-grade science class at Middletown Area Middle School in Middletown, Pa.
This is the 10th year that Phoenix Contact has partnered with the school to show how theory and practice can combine to make science fun. The interactive lessons are designed to educate and inspire young students to consider careers in engineering and technology. Activities for the week include building a catapult, racing cookie tins down a ramp, building an electric motor, and learning about static electricity through the Van de Graaff generator.
National Engineers Week, Feb. 21 through 27, promotes engineering and technology careers to young students and honors engineers’ contributions to society. Phoenix Contact also honored its engineers with luncheons at its Middletown and Ann Arbor, Mich., facilities.
Phoenix Contact also announced the winner of its Nanoline Contest on Saturday, Feb. 20. A team from Walker Career Center won a trip to Orlando, Fla., for designing and building the KA+O Storage Inventory System.